If fully-sighted homeowners find downsizing challenging, imagine doing so with limited vision. One of my elderly relatives has Macular Degeneration and is continually adapting to the gradual loss of vision. After ninety eye injections, he is still at it. Vision changes have forced him to adjust his activities of daily living and change his living accommodations. Here’s what he has done and what we have done to help him.
All of the prior posts in the series “Retire – Downsize – …” have been about the positive lifestyle one can anticipate in retirement. Activities covered so far include golf, reflect/solitude, teach, learn, volunteer, play music, work, paint/draw, go South, read and travel. Although most downsizing projects are very busy and intense, they come off smoothly with a few bumps along the way. However, the downsizing process can also be risky. Here’s why.
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Aren’t you supposed to stop working when you retire? Nope. Times have changed. More people who are no longer in their full-time job are now working after “retirement”. The reason for this varies. They are still working by necessity, by choice or by invitation. Here’s what I see when surveying the retirement landscape.
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Stories of others who have downsized can be very helpful when you are in a similar situation. Here are three, video stories of couples who downsized for three different reasons:
* to retire and “go South”
* to respond to a health change
* to get out of debt.
How did it work out for them?
Continue reading “Downsizing Stories – Go South | Health | Debt”